Two Years On: PlayStation VR – Videogames
The PlayStation 4 is mostly billed as a videogaming machine - what does the PlayStation VR have to offer in that area?
Though the PlayStation 4 is capable of a fair number of functions, it is primarily designed as a videogames console, so you would expect the focus for its software to be on videogames.
Some of the earliest virtual reality (VR) titles released for the PlayStation VR amounted to be mostly tech demos, but since then a fairly significant library of content has emerged for the PlayStation VR.
Early adopters of the PlayStation VR tended to get the bundle that came along with PlayStation VR Worlds, a collection of smaller VR experiences that served as an introduction to VR for many users. The experiences included include the critically acclaimed The London Heist, watery adventure Ocean Descent, sci-fi exploration Scavengers Odyssey, street racing title VR Luge and futuristic sport tournament Danger Ball.
One of the first big releases for the PlayStation VR was Battlezone from Rebellion Games. A VR update of the classic arcade title from Atari, in Battlezone players take control of a tank to travel through environments that have more than a nod in the direction of sci-fi cult film Tron to destroy other thanks and take out various objectives. Battlezone was popular and successful enough that it eventually got a release on PC VR.
One of the most lauded titles to be initially released on PlayStation VR is Moss from Polyarc Games, a title which accumulated nigh-universal praise from critics, getting top marks from VRFocus in its review and capturing the hearts of gamers the world over because protagonist Quill was just that adorable.
Often criminally overlooked is Polybius from Llamasoft, a space shooter in the vein of many classic arcade titles and taking its name from an infamous videogame urban legend. Its surreal aesthetics, incredible soundtrack and addictive gameplay ought to earn it a place in anyone’s PlayStation VR library.
If that isn’t enough, the following titles are also worth perusing if you are after something to add to your download queue.
- The Exorcist: Legion VR
- Astro Bot Rescue Mission
- Creed: Rise to Glory
- Zone of the Enders – The 2nd Runner – Mars
- Firewall Zero Hour
- Apex Construct
- Doom VFR
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
- Manifest 99
- The Lost Bear
- Rez Infinite
For more, check out the PlayStation VR review listing.